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tried to do, as president, is to apply those same principles. when it comes to education. what visaid is, we have to reform schools that are not working, we use something call race to the top t. wasn't a top-down approach, governor. what we have said is to states, we will give you more money, if you initiate reforms. as a consequence, you had 46 states around the country who have made a real difference. but what i have also said, let's hire another 100,000 math and science teachers to make sure we maintain our technological lead and so people are skilled and able to suckicide and hard-pressed states right now can't all do that. in fact, we have seen layoffs of hundreds of thousands of teachers over the last several years. and governor romney doesn't think we need more teachers. i do. i think that that is the kind of investment where the federal government can help -- it can't do it all -- but it can make a difference. as a consequence, we will have a better-trained workforce. and that will create jobs because companies want to locate in places where we have a skilled workforce. >> jim: t
for education. >> we've got a program called race to the top that has prompted reforms in 46 states around the country, raising standards, improving how we train teachers so now i want to hire another 100,000 new math and science teachers and create 2 million more slots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. >> mike: and i want to make sure that everybody's christmas stocking is filled with everything they've wanted when it comes christmas time. one little problem about what he's saying, not about race to the top. it's not a bad program, pied emphasis and i commend arnie duncan for at least saying we ought to reward people who are doing well. it's different in the economy where we punish people who are doing well. i wish the president's education policies are based on that premise, clearly they're not. when he talks about, we need to put 100,000 new teachers in the classroom, i just asked myself. when is it the responsibility the federal government to go hire
in a cushion, keeping the citizens alive and well and educated and housed. barack obama doesn't provide that nor does this country. >> bill: you and i are in the same union do you know that after sag. it's not militant enough for you. >> no. >> bill: i think you and i should run for president and vice president. i'll be the president and you be the vice president of the union. [ laughter ] >> bill: i would send you on peace keeping missions. >> that u.n. stirred up. >> bill: i like my union but what i don't like is the municipal unions it's not the fault of the workers who have now negotiated contracts that we can't pay. that's what happened in wisconsin, that's what's happening all over the place. your state, california, bankrupt. it can't pay the pensions. >> i see the municipal workers and the teachers as being the last preservation of organized labor in this country. we borrow and borrow and borrow and borrow but now it's all coming to the end because they can't borrow any more money. the workers are going to have to take it on the chin a little bit the municipal workers. they are j
and be well educated and ready to vote on election day. >> patti ann: tuesday is a town hall setting. we heard ed henry quoting somebody from the obama camp saying he believe -- i think it was a she, believes it's a good setting for president obama. how do you feel about that? >> look, president obama is best when speaking from his heart and answering questions directly from the american people. he's excited about the format that we'll see later this week. i think it will be a great chance for both candidates to be held accountable by actual voters in front of the nation. so the president is ready for it. as you said earlier, he's down in williamsburg doing prep. he'll come ready. he'll come ready to debate with mitt romney and again, and make sure he calls him when he deviates from the facts. >> patti ann: brent cool burn, thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> patti ann: don't forget, fox news is your election headquarters. the only place to watch that second presidential debate will be live in our full coverage begins at 8:55 p.m. eastern time this tuesday. >> gregg: fox extre
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